A rich, dark garnet color in the glass with vibrant purple shimmer, this Merlot displays aromas of ripe plum, rich cocoa, blueberry and violet with hints of juicy black cherry. A luscious mouthfeel full of dark fruit, hints of sweet spice and restrained astringency lead into a delicious, lingering finish filled with toasty oak undertones. The grapes for this wine were grown in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, which sits on a gravelly alluvial plain beneath the Santa Lucia mountain range. The gravelly loam soils of the appellation present ideal conditions for growing Merlot, allowing the grapes to develop intense red fruit flavors and deep color. We age our Merlot in French oak barrels which enhances mouthfeel and contributes dark chocolate and vanilla flavors. Food Pairing Roasted Vegetable Farro Salad.